Tech Leadership High School




Dear Students, Families, Friends, Industry Partners, and Community Members,

I am so proud to welcome you to Technology Leadership High School (TLHS) and feel so fortunate to work with such caring, strong, and talented New Mexicans each day. At TLHS we are committed to preparing students to be the future leaders of the technology industry. We want TLHS to be a hub where all of the expertise, skills, and resources of the Albuquerque community come together to propel our young people to success in college and the workplace. We know it will take all of us, working together, to support students to compete in the 21st century economy. Thank you for taking interest in this collaborative work and I hope you consider joining us!


Kara Cortazzo
Executive Director
Technology Leadership High School

Quick FAQs:

  • TLHS is a free and public charter high school
  • It is a small school environment – students who felt lost in larger school systems will flourish here
  • We are a part of the larger Leadership High School Network
  • Students engage with work in hands-on, authentic, and real-world ways that help to develop skills as active problem solvers
  • School curriculum is designed with input from the technology, startup, and entrepreneurial communities; projects and performance assessments are guided by what graduates need to demonstrate to be successful in these fields
  • All students have access to internships and career exploration opportunities
  • Students will have the opportunity to start a college program while still in high school through dual enrollment
  • Teamwork with other students and mentorship from caring adults are keys to our school’s mission and the success of our students
  • The school was founded in 2015 with the support of industry and community partners from across Albuquerque
  • TLHS is located close to industry partners at the Sandia TechPark site for its first five years before permanently relocating to a more central location in the SE Heights
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